Yavapai College is a community college located in Yavapai County, Arizona. The main campus is in Prescott, with locations in Clarkdale, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, and Sedona.HistoryYavapai College was established in 1965 by means of a countywide election. In the four years that followed, a board was appointed, a bond was passed, college personnel were hired, and curricula were established. The first classes were held in fall of 1969. In February 1970, the college district dedicated its first buildings in Prescott on a 100acre site that was once part of Fort Whipple, the military base constructed in 1864 to provide security and protection for the territorial capital.CampusYavapai College offers on-campus housing at the Prescott Campus in the three residence halls: Marapai, Kachina, and Supai. There is a food court available, as well as Common Grounds café. Yavapai College operates year-round 24-hour police services.On October 3, 2012, the Yavapai College District Governing Board approved a motion to support reinvestment in on-campus housing, allotting $5.2 million for the proposed renovation project.Organization and administrationThe president is Dr. Penelope H. Wills.Academic profileIn 2010-11, Yavapai College offered 99 certificate, degree, and transfer options to students in 73 different programs of study. In addition to traditional curriculum, the college offers many learning options to fit the lifestyles/circumstances of its students. Alternative learning options include: credit for prior learning, internships/service learning, non-credit courses, college for kids, high school partnerships (dual enrollment), internet courses, open entry/open exit courses, telecourses, senior programs (OLLI, Elderhostel/Edventures), and high school equivalency program (GED testing).